Uganda has been chosen a better safari destination than spain in an international online survey conducted by The Guardian.
The leading newspapers in UK conducted a poll with a question, “where would you prefer to go on holiday?”, and 79% of the respondents said they would rather visit Uganda than head to Spain.
The website, theguardian.com, has an average traffic of 2,937,070 visitors per day. The 79% suggested that Uganda is preferred because of its beautiful scenery, mountain gorillas, landscape, lakes, mountains and the hospitable people.
Concon Berries said that Uganda is also known “For perfect weather galore all year round, I would go with Uganda. Before we even get to the physical scenery, being the most ethnically diverse country in the world, each of its people has a rich culture to marvel at. For those who think you can find the same physical features in Spain, there are only one River Nile the last time I checked. Spain is beautiful too, but I think Uganda is a bigger package!”.
Most respondents criticized talk of Uganda being homophobic as “populist”, “narrow” and “ignorant”. “While people talk about the country being homophobic, it is really just talk. Otherwise, enjoy the boom in arts and culture, poetry, music, drama. The people are friendly. That is no lie,” said Joel Benjamin.
This poll was conducted by the Guardian Newspaper provoked by President Museveni ‘s comment that Uganda is a better holiday destination that Spain.
Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is in its final stages of hiring a foreign marketing firm to promote Uganda in North America, German-speaking countries, the UK and Ireland.
Stephen Asiimwe, the executive director of UTB said that the poll results are reassuring and will improve Uganda’s visibility. He urged the private sector to take advantage of the publicity to reap from tourism and authorities to plan for the expected surge in visitors and encouraged the Government to invest more in tourism.